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09-15-2011, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadowtron View Post
I liken Sather to an artistic painter. He's gone out and procured the best brushes, paints, and canvases. He's brought in people who have a keen eye for supplies. He has all the tools to the produce a truly magnificent painting. But he has yet to paint a single stroke let alone a masterpiece. However, there are those who are willing to call him one of the best artists of the decade...because they like his brushes.
thats a cute little analogy but it doesnt actually work

first, sather doesnt coach or play...he's a general manager...his job is to assemble the pieces, moniter how they progress, and make changes when necessary, but at the end of the day hes not the one doing the "painting" as you your analogy actually paints a picture of him doing a good job (see what i did there? )

secondly, no one (in their right mind) is willing to call him the best anything of the decade

people are merely saying (or should be saying) that he has assembled what appears to be some good pieces at this point in time...and thats a fact, regaurdless of any history or anyones personal opinions on how the last decade has played out

theres nothing wrong with acknowledging a good move by someone that you're less than fond of. For instance: U2 sucks donkey nuts but Bloody Sunday is a decent song

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